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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Fried Chicken Joint
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“Sleek, high-energy option for Southern comfort food, live bands & down-home cocktails.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Locally sourced American breakfast & lunch bites served in a restored train depot dating to 1852.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“My favorite Breakfast and lunch place! SOOOOOO Close too! Enjoy it while it still exists!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Food is good and the selection of beers is fabulous. Later at night the patio is a fun place for outdoor games . ”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“The food was exquisitely rich. As part of the Savor Sarasota promotion, we both got the fixed menu items. I had blue cheese crème brûlée as an appetizer. It was savory with a hint of sweetness from the caramelized sugar on top. The serving size was reasonable but it was so rich we could've easily have split it. For the main course I had beef Burgundy, and for dessert a warm apple tart with caramel sauce and a bit of vanilla ice cream.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“A favorite spot for micro-brewery and appetizers. The owner is a friend of the family whom serves incredible food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gym
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“Amazing vegan fair and if you need a massage, it also has very good practitioners.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Quaint all-day eatery offering traditional American fare in a relaxed space with patio seating. Amazing meal. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the filet. Food was cooked superbly. Desserts are all made in house and were delicious. Service was great and prompt. The only reason it's not perfect is that while our server was super busy and very efficient, our drinks ran low/out and we didn't receive refills. Highly recommend....get a reservation!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Excellent espresso drinks and healthy eats. A good spot to chill and take in the neighborhood.”
  • 1 local recommends
Thai Restaurant
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“Local thai-inspired restaurant in the up and coming Rosemary District. Great food options.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“One of my favorite date night restaurants. Cozy place with top notch service and food. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Italian Tradition (IT) is a high end Italian restaurant that is not heavy on pasta and sauce like most American Italian spots. The owners are quite welcoming and the setting is romantic, inside or out in the courtyard. Plus it is just two blocks from home. Reservations recommended. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Rudolphs, the bar at the ground level, is a great place to get a Whiskey and other cocktails.”
  • 1 local recommends